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Closing arguments wrap in Spokane police case
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 1, 2011

Federal prosecutors said a police officer used his badge as a license to brutally beat a citizen who posed no threat, but his lawyer countered in closing arguments Monday that the force veteran was only responding to a perceived threat as his training ...more »

Malaysia court rules against student politics ban
The AustralianNovember 1, 2011

Students have long campaigned for a repeal of the 1971 Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA), which bars them from joining political parties and trade unions, saying the ban violates human rights and free speech. Malaysia's Court of Appeal ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Ask the Experts: How can we speed up a trust distribution?
Sacramento BeeNovember 16, 2011

My widowed father died in 2008 with a living trust. My brother is the trustee. All debts were paid off, the house was sold within a year and most of the monies were distributed. However, my brother left $30000 in a trust account at the bank where he ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Letter from taxman
The HinduNovember 8, 2011

showing that just receiving a letter from the IRS has an impact on tax compliance because it causes a substantial increase in the perceived detection risk. The results show that the IRS in Chile can successfully reduce diesel tax evasion by affecting ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Deloitte Plans More Asia Growth
Wall Street JournalNovember 3, 2011

Deloitte is also dealing with allegations by a US government audit-oversight board that its US auditing arm, Deloitte & Touche LLP, didn't move quickly or aggressively enough on quality-control problems. The US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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FORMER FBI AGENT CONVICTED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT OF MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS
LawfuelNovember 1, 2011

In December 2009, when BUSBY's supervisor learned that confidential FBI and IRS reports had been disclosed to the Confidential Source's attorney, his supervisor confronted him. BUSBY denied having intentionally given any reports to the defense attorney...more »

Property Taxes
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Proposition 400 means higher property taxes
Explorer NewsNovember 3, 2011

Vote no on Proposition 400 and say no to high property taxes. My property taxes have gone from $1500 to $5000 in three years due to all the tax increases. When they defeated the growth and delisted the pygmy owl, it allowed a building frenzy in the ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Legal Requirements for Doing Business | Location Canada
Area Development OnlineNovember 2, 2011

In the province of Quebec, a corporation must have either a bilingual name or a French version of its name, unless the name is a registered trademark. Meetings of the directors of both federal and, for example, Ontario corporations, may be held either ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Mall owner forces a fight over online sales tax and Amazon.com
Indianapolis StarNovember 4, 2011

Amazon has often demanded exemption from sales tax collection laws in states where it developed new warehouses -- though that position has softened recently. The company has argued that it shouldn't be subject to a patchwork of state tax laws and that ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Amazon offers to serve as tax collector — for a price
Los Angeles TimesNovember 2, 2011

But the rise of Internet commerce has made it a plum target for wider taxation. US Internet retail sales topped $176 billion last year and are expected to reach $279 billion by 2015, according to Forrester Research Inc. Online sales currently account ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Salinas Realtor charged with tax evasion
Monterey County HeraldNovember 4, 2011

A prominent Salinas businesswoman has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the US Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Cheryl Ann Savage, a resident of Monterey and owner of Steinbeck Real Estate in Salinas, was released on ...more »

International Taxation
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Michele Bachmann calls for flatter tax code that requires everyone to pay ...
DesMoinesRegister.comNovember 3, 2011

Michele Bachmann called for flatter income taxes – but not a flat tax – in an economic policy speech at Iowa State University this afternoon. Bachmann, a Republican presidential candidate and congresswoman from Minnesota, said that if elected she would ...more »

Tax Planning
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Construction tax is finally repealed
International Law OfficeNovember 7, 2011

Until recently, the main laws providing for construction-related taxes in Albania were the Law on Territory Planning (8405/1998, as amended) and the Law on Local Taxes (9632/2006, as amended). Law 8405/1998 established the tax for financing urban ...more »

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